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Penguin Random House authors Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo share the 2019 Booker Prize.
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Multi-talented illustrator and children’s writer, Gavin Bishop (Ngāti Pukeko, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Mahuta, Tainui) has will be honoured for non-fiction and his outstanding contribution to New Zealand literature.
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Bill Gates book announced for 2020 publication.
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Winners to be announced Monday 14 October.
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We were thrilled to hear Netflix announce its second Danish original series, The Chestnut Man, at Copenhagen TV Festival this week.
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February 18, 1931 – August 5, 2019

Extracts

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Back in his den with the cocoa he settles into the beanbag chair bequeathed to him by a departing student the year before.
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Long ago, when I was a junior high school student in America, I remember being taught by a biology teacher that all the chemicals that make up a human body could be bought in a hardware store for $5 or something like that.
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Dear Girls, You are prohibited from reading this book until you are twenty-one years old.
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That morning, Jim Sams, clever but by no means profound, woke from uneasy dreams to find himself transformed into a gigantic creature.
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It was four nights before Christmas Eve, and the city of San Francisco had decked the halls, houses, and grand public edifices in a sparkling, merry Christmas display.
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The city looked small on a map of America.

Articles

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Here's our top pick of hot tip's from Frances Cook's new book - Tales from a Financial Hot Mess.
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A quick catch up with the four fantastic recipients of our 2019 Puffin Grants.
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What do NZ YA fans really think of David Yoon's new book?
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Here’s everything you need to know about The Starless Sea, the spellbinding new novel from Erin Morgenstern.
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In Scented, our protagonist Siân, fascinated by the art of perfumery from childhood and recently made redundant from her job, decides to build her signature scent note by note in an effort to better understand her identity.

Recipes

Recipe
These little meatballs have a great flavour to them and can also be served as a canapé with the yoghurt dressing – just serve on a platter with toothpicks and the dressing in a little dipping bowl to the side.
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This moreish slice is fabulous with a cup of tea to give you an energy boost mid-afternoon or as a decadent after-dinner treat.
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With bombs of green pesto, olive tapenade, creamy mozzarella, and basil.
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With coriander yoghurt, mango chutney, and crunchy poppadom sprinkle.
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Everybody loves bubbles, but they usually burst when you try to catch them.
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5 Ingredients Quick & Easy Food focuses on genius combinations of just five ingredients that work together to deliver an utterly delicious result, giving maximum flavour, with minimum fuss, just like this delicious Cherry Chocolate Mousse.

Q&A

Q&A
Margaret Atwood discusses her return to Gilead.
Q&A
 Wondrous and wild, The Brilliance of Birds gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the lives of some of New Zealand’s feathered friends.
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We sat down for a chat with David Hill and Phoebe Morris, the great minds behind the latest story in the Kiwi Heroes series: Dinosaur Hunter.
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We sat down with best-selling author - Eleanor Ozich, to find out about her latest book, Homemade.
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The Star-crossed author takes on our rapid-fire questions.
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The bestselling master of suspense reveals why he swapped psychology for crime writing.

Activities

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The Wilson sisters may share a love of horses but each sister has a totally different approach to life and to riding.
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Long before waka touched Aotearoa’s shores, the land of the long white cloud was home to an array of creatures uniquely adapted to its environments and protected by its isolation.
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Here's a fun activity from Gavin Bishop's latest picture book, Wildlife of Aotearoa.
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How well do you know Roald Dahl's splendiferous stories?
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A phizz-whizzing printable reading diary to help you keep track of all the books you've read!
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Help your tamariki to korero Maori with this brilliant first words book and test your own knowledge with our Te Reo quiz!

Book Clubs

Book Clubs
Two female spies, a banned masterpiece, a book that changed history...
Book Clubs
Eileen Merriman shares discussion points, ideas and questions for Moonlight Sonata - Book Club Guide.
Book Clubs
Nailing Down the Saint explores modern movie making, friendship, fatherhood and the limits of the possible by following Duncan Blake on his quest to resurrect his career by scouting locations for the biopic of Saint Joseph of Copertino.
Book Clubs
Award-winning author Charlotte Grimshaw shares discussion points, ideas and questions for The Bad Seed - Book Club Guide.
Book Clubs
Auckland-based writer Rosetta Allan's latest novel, The Unreliable People is a compelling, contemporary story where love and loss intersect.
Book Clubs
Lloyd Jones’s fable-like novel The Cage is both profound and unsettling.

Bonus

Bonus
My First Words in Maori equips your whanau with the first words you need to speak te reo at home together.
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Download your very own A Place of Stone and Darkness poster!
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Charlie Changes into a Chicken is the first book in a side-splitting new series by Sam Copeland and illustrated by Sarah Horne, it's about 9-year-old Charlie McGuffin who has an incredible secret...
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This February, purchase any TWO Puffin picks and receive a FREE customisable book bag.
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Many people know the Manawatu– Wanganui region only as a flat, green slice of provincial quietness that you drive through on the way from Wellington to the Central Plateau.
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Start reading an exclusive animated extract of The Trip of a Lifetime.